News

How to Increase Network Security With Remote Employees

Many employers offer a work from home perk for their employees. With new technological advantages, employers are able to keep costs down by allowing their employees to work remotely. From large companies to small businesses, technology has blurred the boundaries of the traditional work space and has made remote working a reality for many employees. ...
Jan 24



HubSpot, Vertex and others involved in new diversity recruiting effort

 The difficulty that many Massachusetts companies have in filling tech jobs and the tech industry’s dearth of minority employees are two major problems with intertwined solutions.
 
That's the philosophy of a collection of tech companies and industry organizations who announced Friday they are partnering with local colleges and universities in a recruiting program dubbed “Hack. ...
Jan 22



Achieving compliance only is not achieving diversity

When it comes to most corporate companies, most of them are "by the book," which means they have to follow workplace compliance rules. In 1977 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs was made "to ensure employment opportunities should be available to all Americans. ...
Jan 19



The Important 3-Step Process of Hiring the Right Team

Hiring is about more than finding qualified candidates, it’s about building a winning team
 
Your team is critical. Not only do you spend more time with them at your fast-growing company than you do with your own family, but a very large part of your success will depend on the quality and mindset of these individuals. ...
Jan 16



7 hiring trends for 2017

Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.
 
Two staffing and recruiting firms that specialize in IT – Robert Half Technology and TEKsystems – each released research this week that offers a glimpse of what’s expected on the hiring front in 2017. ...
Jan 10



HR Pros See Value in Linking Recognition Programs with Company Values

HR professionals in organizations where an employee recognition program is linked to organizational core values perceive that the program produces a greater return on investment (ROI) and can help reduce employee turnover, according to a survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ...
Jan 5



There's More To Workplace Diversity Than Hiring 'Enough' Women

The workforce is waking up to the reality that talented women can contribute just as much as men in the organization. In turn, we’re seeing a greater emphasis on hiring diverse. But I can’t shake the feeling that the business world has fallen into a habit of checking off the diversity quota, and calling it a job well done. ...
Jan 2



11 Things You Can Do To Increase Employee Productivity

Increase your employee productivity immediately!
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend 8.8 hours a day in the workplace. That is even more than the 7.7 hours we spend on sleeping. The fact is we now spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our family. ...
Dec 28



The most twisted list of holiday party fouls you’ll read this year

OK. It’s time for the annual holiday party no-no story — the one where we run down all the bad things that might get employers in legal trouble during a get-together that’s supposed to celebrate the season and raise morale. Except, we’re going to turn the entire concept on its head. ...
Dec 22



3 Ways To Empower Employees To Promote Diversity In The Workplace

It's easy to have a page on your company website devoted to diversity and inclusion initiatives, but what good are these without committment from your employees? Diverse thinking is a necessary ingredient for a company to remain innovative. One of the many benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is that there's never a shortage of creative ideas and different solutions to keep it moving forward. ...
Dec 13